Thursday, December 19, 2013

And our journey begins...

 I know that we have a long journey ahead of us.  A journey full of ups and downs.  A journey dealing with Liam's delays and his health.   Liam has been a very healthy baby, and I was hoping our trips to the hospital and doctor visits would be a ways down the road.  On Wednesday, we went up to Primary Children's Hospital for an Echocardiogram.  So far, the doctor hasn't heard any heart murmurs and his heart sounded great, but just to be safe, we needed to get an ultrasound on his heart so we can make sure everything looks okay.  The Cardiologist came in after and told us he had three things to be concerned about. 

1. He has a small hole between the left and right Ventrical Chambers in his heart.  That will more then likely close on its own.
2.  He has a medium sized hold between the left and right Atrium Chambers in his heart.  This one has a 50% chance of closing on its own, and if it doesn't he'll have to have surgery.
3. He has Pulmonary hypertension, which means while in utero a one of the passages to his Aorta was closed off, so the Right Ventrical Chamber in his heart had to work extra hard to push blood into his Pulmonary artery.  So he'll have to be on oxygen for 6-15 weeks to help his heart not have to work so hard. 

He has done awesome with the oxygen and still sleeps and eats great with it in. 

1 comment:

Kat and Steve said...

We'll be praying for that cute baby, and his parents too!